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LIMRA Announces 2018’s Rising Stars of Distribution under 40

WINDSOR, Conn., March 15, 2018 - LIMRA today announced the 10 winners of its contest to recognize Rising Stars of Distribution under 40 in the financial services industry. The contest searched for innovative and dedicated individuals who are making a difference in Distribution.

“These future distribution leaders will help shape the industry in the years to come. Their skills and abilities are essential for organizations to be able to keep pace and compete today and in the future,” said Patrick Leary, corporate vice president, Distribution Research at LIMRA. “We are excited to celebrate the successes of these young professionals.”

The winners will be honored at a reception during LIMRA’s Annual Conference, which will be held Oct. 28-30, 2018, in New York City.  To learn more about the conference, please visit:

To view the winners and read excerpts from their nominations, please visit:  2018’s Rising Stars in Distribution

  • Brady Aarssen

    Assistant Vice President, Business Development Strategy
    Great-West Life Assurance Company
  • Jessica Bush

    Director, Client Relationship Center - Service
    Western & Southern Financial Group

  • David Goettelmann

    Lead Manager - Project Management,
    Chief Sales Office
    AXA US
  • Tony Govender

    Branch Manager
    Sanlam Sky

  • Nathan Jacobson

    Vice-President, Life Distribution
    Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
  • Ellen Kottke

    Senior Product and Sales Consultant
    Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America

  • Judy Lai

    Manager, Distribution Talent Development
    Penn Mutual
  • Nicole Miller

    New Client Acquisition Program Manager
    Western & Southern Life Insurance Company

  • Craig Molldrem

    Senior Partner & Financial Advisor
    North Star Resource Group
  • April Weaver

    eWholesaler Greater Northeast Territory
    Pacific Life Insurance Company

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